SCM Minimax FS 30C - Tersa 12" Jointer/ Planer

$ 5,795

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  • In stock as of 4.10.24

Fine Woodworking named this award-winning 12" jointer/planer as "Best Overall" in its category. The Minimax FS 30C T offers premium power and precision in a compact size for any shop. With long jointer tables, and sturdy fence, this machine is a quality product, made in Italy, for a value price. Find out why one of the best-selling units may be perfect for you.

Minimax jointer/planers include the quick change “Tersa” knife head. This cutterhead eliminates the necessity of gauging the knives each time to ensure proper height positioning. The Tersa knives automatically lock into position when the machine is turned on. Removal of the knives is as simple as tapping down the wedge blocks and sliding out the knives. Since the knives are double-sided, they can be flipped over, reinserted, and used again.

Changing between jointer and planer is much quicker on this machine than other models. This is because there are two separate same-side dust collection outlets for the jointer and the planer. Also, it is not required to drop the planer table all the way down in order to change back to a jointer, saving you additional time. Lastly, when going back to using the planer function, you don’t have as much distance to travel to get to your planning thickness. The entire changeover process can be done in under a minute.

The FS 30C T has a separate jointer fence which rides on a rail mounted to the jointer table. The rigid fence is made of extruded aluminum that is 1,670 mm in length, has a cast-iron knuckle, and can tilt up to 45°.

This machine features a 12” Jointer and a 12” Planer with a 59” long cast-iron table. The planer is able to process up to 9” thick material. The jointer/planer head also comes standard with a “Tersa” head. The most versatile cutterhead, Tersa has the fastest changeover time thanks to its disposable knife design. The knives are double-sided and lock into place by centrifugal force - no special tools or knife setting required! Just start the machine and the knives automatically index themselves.

Also featured is an American-style, OSHA-approved standard guard. American safety standards state that when the guard is moved out of the way and let go, it must automatically recover the cutterhead, which is why the American “pork chop” guard is standard. It is spring loaded to comply with American safety standards.

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  • 72 mm diameter cutter block with 3 knives in standard planer version
  • Tersa cutterblock offers tightening knives and automatic adjustment
  • Double-sided knives can be flipped over, reinserted, and used again
  • Tersa knives never come loose
  • Extremely quiet
  • OSHA-approved standard guard for safety
  • Thicknesser infeed roller has helical toothing to guarantee strong, constant workpiece feed
  • Sandblasted steel outfeed roller maintains the perfect post-machining finish
  • Very high rigidity of the surfacing fences made of extruded aluminum

Motor: Single-phase, 230v
Circuit Breaker: 30 Amps
Horsepower: 4.8hp
Weight: 595 lbs.
Dust extraction port diameter: 4.75” (120 mm)
Min. recommended dust extraction volume: 600 cfm

Overall table length: 59.75” (1510 mm)
Max. jointing width: 12” (300 mm)
Cutterhead speed: 5,200 RPM
Max. stock removal: 0.16” (4 mm)
Fence tilt: 0° - 45°

Table size: 12” x 22” (300 mm x 585 mm)
Min./Max. working thickness: 0.12”/9” (3 mm/230 mm)
Max. stock removal: 0.16” (4 mm)
Feed speed: 23 fpm

  • 4.8hp Single-phase (230v) motor
  • Precision-ground cast iron tables
  • 3-knife “Tersa” quick-change cutter head
  • American-style jointer guard
  • Quick-tilting jointer fence
  • Jointer tables open away from operator
  • (2) Independent dust collection ports
  • Tool set & owner’s manual


Please note: Items being shipped to extremely remote areas or areas with limited delivery access (such as islands only accessible by ferry) may incur additional shipping or freight fees. If your order requires any additional fees other than what is already included in the price, you will be contacted before those fees are applied and before your item ships. This is rare and will not apply to most orders.


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